Monday, January 25, 2016

1-24-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

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Sunday – January 24, 2016
Alan Korwin: Obamas-Gun-Control-Starts-With-Myth   If Mr. Obama plans to resurrect John McCain’s 15-year-old proposal for gun-show control, after praising it as worthwhile in his Jan. 5 and Town Hall gun-control speeches, we’re in for a world of hurt. It’s a myth that McCain even proposed a background check—the first in a series of myths we need to explore. The “progressive” left keeps throwing myths in the way of real gun education and safety, and slowing down progress. John McCain’s plan was to force the closing of gun shows, require prior federal approval of anything broadly defined as a gun show, and it goes downhill from there.”

Republican Volunteers Collected Enough Signatures in the cold, dark, early hours of the Jan 23 AZGOP Mandatory meeting to bring two resolutions  -  “Anyone But McCain” and “Censure Chairman Robert Graham” - to the floor for a vote of the assembled state-wide state committeemen. However, Parlimentarian Al Gage,  brought in by Graham,  ruled that the resolutions were “out of order” based on what Gage read to the crowd from Roberts Rules of Order.
Reports are surfacing today that Gage failed to mention the Roberts Rules footnote that reads: It is also possible to adopt a motion of censure without formal disciplinary procedures.” See   click AZGOG2 drop box.   

More Links To Coverage of the AZGOP Mandatory meeting:

Gabby Saucedo Mercer: I just wanted to thank the 565 Conservative State Committeemen who voted for me to be re-elected for 2nd Vice Chair of the Arizona Republican Party. I will continue to keep an eye on the things that go on behind closed doors, because you all deserve to know what is going on. Thank you for trusting me!

AAARC Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen: The Arizona American African Republican Committee congratulates our First Vice Chairman Dr C.T. Wright on winning the Prestigious Barry Goldwater Award at the AZGOP Chairman’s Award Dinner.  And as President of the Fountain Hills Republican Club which won the hotly contested Best Club. C.T., a Former Dr Rev Martin Luther King Jr. Award winner, You are the Man!

Maricopa County Community College Board member Johanna Haver has riled Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) officials by failing to back fellow Republican board member John Heep in his bid for the PCCC Board chairmanship.  Instead she nominated and voted for for Dem Alfredo Gutierrez for the position. An AzRA press release refers to her as a RINO and calls for rescinding her voting rights as a LD1l5  precinct committeeman for violations of the Maricopa County Republican Committee bylaws. See  modern day benedict arnold clone

Peter Lee – West Valley GOP Office Manager: The Republican primaries and caucuses are rapidly approaching and the debate schedule is firming up. Time to be determined, but figure on main debates starting around 7 PM Arizona time. Currently scheduled Republican debates are:
·       Thursday January 28
·       Saturday February 6
·       Saturday February 13
·       Thursday February 25
·       Thursday March 10
We would like to continue to hold debate watching parties at the AZ GOP West Valley Office as long as the demand warrants. I believe that the crowds will grow as we get closer to the election.
            K Star BBQ is willing to continue food service as long they can sell 20 or more meals. They also can alternate between BBQ and Burgers and Hot Dogs from meeting to meeting with one weeks’ notice.
            We will need to have RSVPs including menu choices no less than five days before each debate. Please RSVP to Ted Farmer  as soon as possible.
            We are planning BBQ for the January 28 meeting. I will have the alternate menu available at the debate on the 28th. We can decide at that time if we want to rotate.  Contact: Peter Lee
AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham has drawn a lot of flack for his shenanigans as the party chairman, but he did something really nice Friday evening that deserves recognition. During the Chairman’s Award’s banquet, Graham heaped praises on LD24 Secretary Carole Joyce for her numerous years of service to the party and surprised her with the coveted “Lifetime Achievement Award.” To add to her surprise, he had Joyce’s son fly in from California for the presentation. “She earned it,” he said this afternoon.
Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman Tyler Bowyer has announced that an election will be held during the Feb 3, 2016  Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) meeting to fill the vacancies of former First Vice Chair Jen White and former Second Vice Chairman Aaron Borders - who were removed from their positions via a ballot vote cast by Maricopa County precinct committeemen during the Jan 16 Maricopa County Republican Mandatory meeting.  Borders was removed by a vote of 1070 to 640.  White was voted out 1083 to 692.
Bowyer said vice chairmen candidates must be precinct committeemen residing within Maricopa County. Any Maricopa County precinct committeeman/woman wishing to be placed on the ballot for either position should contact Bowyer at and cc the County Secretary Matt Eberle at as soon as possible.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the Feb 3 meeting.  For more information contact Bowyer at

Ariz-SOS Calls-For End-Of Taxpayer-Funded-Presidential-Primaries Ariz. Sec. of State Michelle Reagan is reportedly working on a bill to end taxpayer-funding of presidential primaries in Arizona in an effort to cut costs and prevent independents from having to pay for major-party primaries in which they cannot participate. 

Question: If Thousands Of Non-Essential Government Employees were sent home because of the blizzard that hit Washington, DC Friday … why do they have those thousands of employees???

There Was A News Photo Floating Around a few days ago showing gridlock because of one inch of snow on the streets of Washington, DC.  The house-declares-snow-week   How many American businesses shut down for snow week???

Senate President Andy Biggs will address the AZ Red Mountain Patriots at 7 pm., Mon., Jan 25 at East Valley High School, 7420 E. Main St., Mesa, Az.  85207
Charlie Ellis, Founder of Operation Enduring Gratitude,  a charity organization of veterans helping other veterans, will address the Grassroots Tea Party at 6:30 pm.,  Wed., Jan 27, at the Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 2717 W Bell Road, Phoenix.  Doors open at 6 pm. Contact:  Ellis at (480) 678-0938 Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org     www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org

A Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson East Valley Debate Watch Party is scheduled at 7 pm., Thur., Jan 28 at the Native Grill and Wings, 1837 W Guadalupe Rd#122,
Mesa, AZ 85202. (SE corner of Dobson/Guadalupe) Open at 6:30 pm. Debate at 7 pm.

Constitutional Attorney And Radio Talk Show Host Krisanne Hall will address Grassroots Tea Party Activists at 7 pm, Wed., Feb 17 at the Light and Life Church, 15220 N 39th Ave., Phx.

Former Senate President Russell Pearce will appear before the Arizona Project at 6:30 pm., Mon., Jan 25 to introduce Maricopa County Treasurer Candidate Royce Flora.  Flora is running to replace his current boss county treasurer “Hos” Hoskins  - a Viet Nam pilot and war hero – who has opt to retired as the treasurer. Flora has a tax plan to present. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders   602.677.1496

The Wickenburg Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon., Jan 25 in the Lifeline Ambulance training room, 1155 Tegner, to hear senate candidate Clair Van Steenwyk. Contact: Chairman Frosty Taylor, 

Tait Elkie, Immediate Past President and current Fountain Hills Republican Club Republican of the Year, is the Chair of the Republican of the Year Selection Committee.  He and the committee are accepting nominations for the 2016 FHRC Republican of the Year.  Send nominations to Elkie at

A Fundraiser For Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, featuring Ted Nugent, Steven Segal, Jack Scala and others will be held between 3-6 pm., Sat., Jan 30. RSVP at   to make your reservation. Contact: Liz Alcorn  - 602-315-0349.


JAN 25
The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Jan 25 at the Pyle Rec Center - 655 E Southern Ave, Tempe to hear Laura Knaparek address “Conservative Alliance Perspective of Solar” and political consultant Constantine Querard talk about the “Natonal Popular Vote.”  Contact: President   Jessica Merrow   480-306-2545.

The Wickenburg Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon., Jan 25 in the Lifeline Ambulance training room, 1155 Tegner, to hear Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk. Contact: Chairman Frosty Taylor, 

The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ.  Doors open at 6pm. Speaker: Al Melvin, candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Maricopa County Treasurer Candidate Royce Flora will address the Arizona Project at 6:30 pm., Mon., Jan 25 at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2, Phx, according to Chairman Ron Ludders.  602-677-1496.

JAN 26
LD17 (Chandler, Sun Lakes and Gilbert) will meet at 5 pm., Tues., Jan 26. Contact Chairman  Dr. Shadow Asgari

The Ahwatukee Republican Women is meeting at 7 pm., Tues., Jan 26 at the Four Points Four Points By Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain., 10831 South 51st St., Phoenix, 85044. State Rep and CD1 Candidate  David Gowan will address the group. Contact: President Cindy Casaus

The Fountain Hills Republican Club GOP Social will be held Jan 26, Feb, 23 and March 22 at the Fireside Grill in the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro BLVD. Strictly social, no speeches, no reservations, no hostbar/drinks.  Contact: Secretary Boe James or

The Northwest Valley Tea Party meets at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 26 at 10050  Bell Road #50, Phoenix, to hear Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. An informative video will be shown from 5 pm to  6pm., meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Contact Dennis Zinke 623-977-8114.
Jan 28
The Arizona American African Republican Committee will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Jan 28 at GOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016 with Author Honey Levin who wrote "The Friction Within".  Contact: Chairman, Rev. Clyde Bowen  602 274-5439.

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward will talk to the Maricopa City Republican Club about her senate campaign at 7 pm., Thur., Jan 28 at the The Villages in Maricopa, AZ .   RSVP

JAN 30
Motor City Madman Ted Nugent, actors Jack Scalia and Steven Seagal, along with Congressman Matt Salmon will be attending the 3-6 pm., Sat., Jan 30 “Salute to Sheriff Joe Arpaio” hosted by  Dave and Liz Alcorn and Tom and Kris Morrissey. A personally autographed customized Ted Nugent guitar will be auctioned off and Nugent will be performing some special medley’s. Tickets at  Contact:  Liz Alcorn at

A Campaign Kick-Off for Queen Creek Town Council candidates Jake Hoffman and Natasha Schaeler is scheduled between 11 am-1 pm, Sat., Jan 30 at The Pecans at Queen Creek, 20509 E Via De Arboles, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Enjoy lunch, music, bounce house and good friends. RSVP/Contact: or

Jan 31
The Republican Jewish Coalition is presenting “Defending Israel from Media Bias” featuring National USA Executive Director of Honest Reporting Gary Kenzer at 7 pm., Sun., Jan 31 at the Congregation Beth Tefillah, 10636 N 71st Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.  Free to RJC members. $18 for non-members. Kosher refreshments. RSVP is required. RSVP to Abby Schultz at  or 202-349-9586.

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will be putting the US senate candidates – incumbent John McCain, and challengers Dr. Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey and Clair Van Steenwyk “in the hot seat” during a 6 pm., Feb 1 dinner forum at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort - Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ  85253-3548 (Between E. Cheney and E. McCormick Rds, on the East side  of Scottsdale Road). Spouses invited. 5:30 meet/greet. 6 pm mtg,  6:20 pm dinner, 7 pm, forum. $35 per person.  Reservations Required . Deadline  Thur, Jan 28.  Check made out to “LRWC” to Patricia Kaufman,  7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 . Call 480-368-2777  or email

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